MG Motor launches 2019 ZS line-up
All models are now available, including all-new MG ZS 1.0T Excite Plus.
MG Motor has released its latest ZS line-up to Australia and New Zealand, including the debut of the MG ZS 1.0T Excite Plus SUV, which was designed with local customers in mind.
Along with the new model, the popular ZS 1.5L Excite and updated ZS 1.0T Essence are also available to purchase. The new ZS range is priced from $22,990 drive-away, with the ZS Excite Plus retailing from $24,990.
The 1.5L Excite comes with a 84kW/150Nm NSe Major engine, while the 1.0L Excite Plus boasts an 82kW/160Nm NetBlue turbo engine.
Not to be outdone, the new Essence ships with in-built satellite navigation, keyless start and panoramic sunroof with electric sunshade, and starts at $26,990 drive-away. All models also come with an 8-inch touch screen, 6-speaker audio and reverse camera as standard, as well as MG's 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty and 7-year roadside assistance.
Pavel Meck, product manager of MG Motor Australia and New Zealand, says local opinion was taken into account when creating the new models. "We are thrilled to be bringing the MY19 models to our best-selling MG ZS range for our customers. We have taken our local customer feedback on board and have carefully considered this during the design process for the MG ZS 1.0T Excite Plus," he said.
The new ZS range joins the already-released MG3 Auto, which retails from $15,990, and the MG GS SUV, available from $25,490, to make up the 2019 MG Australia and New Zealand range.
The new range will likely be expanded when the electrified eZS SUV hits the local market in 2020. With the electric vehicle revolution slow to take off in Australia, the arrival of the new eZS should go far in addressing the affordability issue that many believe is currently holding the industry back.
While no official figures have been announced, an MG product planner put the expected price at $29,000, which would make the eZS the cheapest electric vehicle on the market.